After spending two whole days trying to perfect a diamond button back for my new sofa and making my hands sore, almost to the point of making them bleed, from pulling the thread through the buttons as tight as I could manage, I finally gave up on the idea.
Normally, I would try and try again until I succeeded in what I set out to do, but this time no matter what I tried, I just couldn't get the back to look the way I wanted. It was only my determination to finish this sofa so I could move on to the coffee table, which actually stopped me from throwing the darn thing across the room in sheer frustration.
So once again the plain back appears on my new sofa, but I must admit, now I have calmed down, I think it looks quite nifty.
The coffee table, although a little smaller than I would have liked, turned out really well. I managed to give the top a pale pink marble finish this time, but I could have been a little out of my depth if I hadn't watched this tutorial which I found on You Tube. Surprisingly the technique is a lot easier than I thought it would be.
The ornate "carving" on the front of the sofa was achieved by gluing on stamped brass jewelry findings.
I also made a couple of square cushions from an inexpensive cotton lawn stuffed with poly-fill, then some pretty pink loose covers from quilting fabric. I prefer to have loose covers when possible, as it makes it easier to change the look of a room simply by changing the covers. The third oblong pillow has a permanent cover though and will eventually have a tassel at each end to finish it off (I just need to find some small enough).
The diorama features:
Superfresco foam wallpaper for the dado wall - Bunnings
Stik-a-Tex cotton adhesive fabric available on the floor and the right wall - Spotlight
Metallic scrapbook paper on the left wall - Spotlight
Picture frame and potplant - Spotlight
Faux suede from my stash used as the carpet
Furniture painted and upholstered by me - Fairy Meadow Miniatures
Now you all know what I have been working on. :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, I'll be back again soon, but I am working on another project now.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Two dolls in two days, the one I ordered second arrived first on Monday.
Still in her box, the beautiful Katy Keen Blue Serenade.
I am so pleased with her and all her accessories. She came with what she is wearing plus a fur stole, earrings, bracelet, silver shoes, blue clutch bag, a second set of hands and a stand.
The only thing I was not impressed with were her shoes, I had a devil of a time trying to put them on over her stockings. Needless to say, they will be replaced with shoes that fit!
The first order arrived yesterday (Tuesday).
Still in her box, the gorgeous Tulabelle that I wasn't sure I would ever find.
She came with what she is wearing, along with phone, phone bag, coffee cup, necklace, earrings, bracelet, black boots which fitted perfectly, stand and COA.
I hope you are all having a wonderful dolly week, I shall be back later to catch up on your blogs, but that's all from me today, I've got to get back to what I was doing. :)